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Sep 29, 2010 7:00pm EDT
. it is a part of me. but i have not had a whole lot of time to do it, as i used to. i consider myself very fortunate that i am able to serve my neighbors at a time when they most need principal, santa leadership that is focused on the future -- when they need principaled, sound leadership. >> he wants to win back his own job. brad bell spent time with bob ehrlich. >> eight years ago, bob ehrlich celebrated a victory few thought possible. he had been elected as only the sixth republican governor in the history of maryland. he narrowly defeated the democrat, kathleen kennedy townsend. she is the niece of jfk, but she never connected with maryland voters. then, as now, bob ehrlich played up his deep maryland roads, which he will probably tell you are planted firmly in the small town of arbutus. that is where his klein began and where he celebrated that night the biggest win of his life -- that is where his climb began. >> that is where mom and dad still live. >> just outside of the baltimore beltway, arbutus is a blue- collar town, and bob ehrlich sides seem to be everywhere. >> m
ABC
Sep 15, 2010 5:00pm EDT
pennybacker is live tonight, and she joins us with the latest in another story involving john evans. >> eve harmony is cooperating with investigators, who have been working for weeks trying to tie john evans to may be several cases. online, he was charming and friendly, but they say that 34- year-old john evans was a predator, attacking a woman in his south writing house on their first date -- in his south riding home. >> it is scary when you meet somebody on line, because you really do not know. >> the 37-year-old loudoun county woman who says she was sexually assaulted at his town house called for help when she got free. the attack happened in july. since then, investigators have been working with e-harmony to see if he may have a history of using dates. >> people who do this, there is usually other victims out here. >> the victims says she and edmunds initially agreed to meet at a public place, but at the last moment, he changed the plan to go to this house -- the victim says she and evans initially agreed to meet at a public place. investigators in loudoun county say this may he
ABC
Sep 8, 2010 5:00pm EDT
will call to give us information. >> neighbors said they never heard about any attack like this before. >> you really hope this is not the beginning of something. >> police detectives say they have not had any attacks like this one before the and are letting people know they need to be alert for any future problems. reporting live, gail pennybacker. >>> a volunteer at a high school faces felony charges. the sheriff's deputies say jeremy levoy sent inappropriate tax measures -- inappropriate text messages to a student. he is facing numerous charges. the boy is being held in jail without bond. >>> a colombian man is facing murder charges after he killed his ex-wife and set her apartment on fire. damon white stabbed his wife to death and said her apartment on fire. the suspect was injured in the fire and is still hospitalized. >>> as the mayor's race heats up, there are new allegations of buying votes. sam ford is joining us with the latest details. >> a group of young people are crying foul same campaign workers for mayor fenty were offering them jobs of $100 a day if they voted for the
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Sep 17, 2010 6:00pm EDT
o'donnell is also one of the speakers. >> the small elite do not get as. because what he. they call us we noing nuts. -- they call us wacky. >> sarah palin was not at the event. she was making an appearance in iowa. >>> president obama named elizabeth warren as a special white house assistant to oversee the new consumer protection bureau. the agency's goal will be to crack down on deceptive practices by companies that issue credit cards, mortgages, and other financial products. the naming has been controversial. some critics say that she was not nominated as the bureau's director. to avoid a potentially lengthy that was -- that was done to avoid a potentially lengthy confirmation fight. >>> new developments in the family's civil lawsuit of that murder. who refuses to testify? >>> a big winner in a different primary. mayor fenty is reacting to that victory. >>> the world's biggest airline -- a major step forward. said the change i'm here in the belfort furniture weather center to the final weekend of summer is upon us. i have that and more coming up. [ man ] then try this. new and improved
ABC
Sep 24, 2010 6:00pm EDT
the united states. >> he mostly used humor to make his political point. >> i do not want a tomato picked by a mexican. i won it picked by an american, then sliced by a guatemalan and served by a venezuelan in a spot where a chilean gives me a brazilian. >> besides brazilian waxes, there were also talks of serious issues such as being susceptible to heat stroke. nancy pelosi defended the testimony and he brought along plenty of television cameras to cover the issue and members of congress. reporting live on capitol hill, rebecca cooper, abc7 is. >> president obama is firing back is firing back after the iranian president said that 9/11 was an inside job. he said that the u.s. government orchestrated the attack. members of the european union walked out under protest. president obama called that rent and sensitive. >> it was a fool. -- it was hateful. doing it here in manhattan, just a little north of round zero, for him to make a statement like that was inexcusable. >> the former rham hostage met with the iranian president this afternoon. her two companions remain imprisoned in iran
ABC
Sep 1, 2010 11:00pm EDT
building. we are told that a robot went in, inside the building, brought them out, and used a charge to disrupt the device. not make the device to explode, but make it so it cannot explode, and that is done with a little bit of destination on the part of the bomb squad. tonight, it will be quite a while before they get the scene clear. this started at 1:00 this afternoon when james lee, well- known to the people at discovery as a longtime protester, showed up in the lobby. what james j. lee may not have known during his four-hour siege of the discovery channel building is that for the entire time, the police literally had him in their sights. when just before 5:00 he appeared to threaten peace hostage -- threaten a hostage, the police sniper pulled the trigger. them he pointed his gun at one of the hostages. it is not confirmed if he actually fired the weapon or not, but at that point, or tactical units moved in -- are tactical units moved in and shot the suspect, who is deceased. >> lee, known as a longtime protester at the discovery channel, walked into the networks lobby, firing a
ABC
Aug 31, 2010 11:15pm EDT
jacket and a ski mask carrying fabric fibers matching those on doubt tape used on kristi. >> fiber evidence is what i think is important. >> reporter: there was more, incriminati incriminating pornography found on his computers the pictures he was looking at home was mirroring that he was doing to his victims. >> male dominating the victim. >> reporter: how disappointing was it that it was their own? >> to go to the victims and say it was one of my own that did this to you it's pretty devastating. >> reporter: sergeant jeff pelo went on trial in may 2008 the most damaging testimony came from his victims. >> i do think his biggest mistakes he chose the wrong women to assaults. the women he survived his attacks were willing to stand up and say what happened. >> reporter: after six weeks the jury returned a damning verdict, guilty on 35 counts of rape, kidnapping and stalking. 25 of those countries for the attack on sarah. he was sentenced to 440 years, one of the longest sentences in illinois history. >> i thought it was important to have this -- to have him be accountable. >> report
ABC
Sep 10, 2010 5:00pm EDT
respond. >> young people who hang out in front of 1200 north cabral told us a driver and a white van pulled up and promised them temporary campaign jobs if they went to this early voting site and voted for the mayor. some had to register, and voted for fenty, but the jobs never came through. >> they just write to us for a vote and never contacted us for a job. >> mayor fendi said there was no way to investigate such an allegation without more information. today the mayor did not identify the driver. >> every once in awhile in running a big organization, some won't will do something that is counter to the training. there will be personnel action taken is something untoward was done. >> that might have stepped outside the ethical rules to be able to meet their quotas. >> we ask if attorneys were also questioning the young people were making the allegations. >> has anyone called do? >> no one at all. >> the mayor is in a tough fight for reelection and greeted voters after another mayoral election. >> we appreciate your bringing the information to us, but this was not someone who eit
ABC
Sep 16, 2010 5:00pm EDT
. >> this technician worked with the doctor in the x-ray room. >> can you tell us about what kind of doctor he is? >> excellent doctor. a nice fellow. >> we were told an hour ago by hospital officials that the doctor was still in the operating room. he is expected to recover. again, shot in the abdomen. baltimore police have updated the name of the suspect. they say he had given a false name to police, a false name to hospital administrators here. they identified him as paul warren pardus of arlington, virginia. >> thank you, gail. we will combat -- continue to bring you updates on the doctor and a suspect. >> the exclusive interview with the discovery hostages is getting a lot of attention tonight. that man james lee held them against their will and they talk about how they were able to escape. >> one of the hostages told oprah that he thought he had walked into a television show that was being filmed in the lobby of discovery that day, but when the gun man. his weapon at him, he knew it was the real deal -- but when the gun man pointed his weapon at him he knew it was the real deal
ABC
Sep 20, 2010 11:00pm EDT
. loudon county schools and tell us that they do not know if he was a referee for them. >>> and the fbi says it needs your help to try to find a dangerous serial robert that has struck across the region. here is some surveillance video. he has a large build and blue or green eyes. the suspect is responsible for some 38 armed robbery since february of last year. >>> a new charges have been filed against the woman accused of driving drunk and heading into college student in adams morgan. they have now charged her with involuntary manslaughter. it amended its original charge of aggravated assaults. one of the victims died last week she had a blood alcohol level of twice the legal limit. >>> president obama makes remarks about the country's struggle out of recession. the president was in philadelphia. later, he was in campaign mode. >> we need to come together around a great project of american renewal. we will restore our economy and rebuild our middle-class. >> later today, he said that there is little to celebrate over the report showing that the recession ended more than a year ago. ins
ABC
Sep 3, 2010 12:00pm EDT
news at noon, on your side. >> thank you for joining us. i am alison starling. we begin with the latest on hurricane earl. it is losing steam as it swirls off the coast. it is not a category one storm. but the heavy rain and winds -- it is now a category one storm, but the heavy rain and winds have caused a stir. coastal communities are not out of the woods just yet. we go live to atlantic beach, north carolina, but we want to begin with adam caskey in ocean city. bring us up-to-date. >> we are live in ocean city, and this tends to flood first. locals would now read a bit of a wash on the parking lot. -- locals would know. a bit of a wash up on the parking lot. this has been downgraded to category 1 at 11:00 a.m. maximum sustained winds at 85 miles per hour. as expected, it is accelerating now. it is centered 152 miles to the southeast from right here in ocean city. later on this evening, 8:00 p.m., it should be 245 miles to the northeast of ocean city. this should continue to slowly weekend. high tide at 4: 8. we will see these which continue to push up on the beach. -- these wa
ABC
Sep 13, 2010 5:00pm EDT
, police are looking for that gun man who escaped on foot. witnesses tell us that he escaped around to 3:00 pm and they had seen the armored truck with two people park around eight. police tell us that a gun man walked up to the truck and was trying to rob it. witnesses say they heard an exchange of gunfire. one of the armored truck employees was shot and the gun man ran off. the other employee drove his injured partner to the united medical center. he was bleeding badly, but conscious. there were a lot of people across the street and here is what these two men say they saw and heard. >> it was right there, right at popeyes. there was one shot and that was it. [unintelligible] >> back here live right now, police tell us no money was taken and no one else besides the driver was injured. no condition on the victim has been released and, again, they're still looking for the lone gunman. >> emotions are running high in the district on this primary eve. tomorrow, voters will be choosing their candidates in a race where accusations have been running rampant. we're live in northwest washington
ABC
Sep 28, 2010 12:18pm EDT
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ABC
Sep 21, 2010 12:00pm EDT
brakes on it, metropolitan police were of ticketing drivers who were using their phone. >> some people cannot operate their own and drive. and >> the crackdown comes on the same day hundreds gathered for the second annual distracted driving summit designed to promote anti-distracted driving initiatives. >> today transporáation secretary ray lahood said his parma's putting forward new initiatives that will ban bus drivers as an others from texting and driving. >> lauren kelly knows that all too well. her son was killed while using his cell phone behind the wheel. >> he was the only child that i ever had. >> now she is hoping others will learn from his estate and been twice before picking up their own r' a car. -- now she is hoping others will learn from his mistake and think twice before picking at their+ own in a car. >>> 9 nato troops have died in a helicopter crash. nato says there are no reports of any enemy fire. it is not clear if any were americans. one u.s. civilian was killed in the crash. it is the deadliest chopper crash in four years. >>> the senate is set to take up
ABC
Sep 28, 2010 6:00pm EDT
arrested for something you did wrong, it is ok appeared >> -- it is okay. >> they use this to intimidate immigrant workers and abuse them. >> i work with immigrants. there bric-a-brac to enrich our country, -- they are breaking their back to a richer country, often at minimum wage, and even less than that. >> the police should not be used as a tool for enforcing immigration laws. it is as simple as that. >> some do not have a problem with it. >> if it is a conflict that has been arrested for raping somebody or has done something horrible, it is of to the american people. >> since 2008, close to 6000 jurisdictions from 31 states have signed on to the program. today, santa clara on the west coast also opted out. arlington officials said that they will send myself a letter sometime this week telling them that they are out -- will send ice a letter sometime this week telling them that they are out. >>> democrats say they have a vote to display their commitment to economic recovery. five weeks from the midterm elections, republicans called the vote a political ploy. >>> president o
ABC
Sep 6, 2010 12:00pm EDT
for joining us. this fast-moving fire broke out at the racetrack in virginia. we are live with the very latest and more of the video you can only see right here on abc7 news. >> the couple that live here in this woodbridge, returned from the race track where there were playing poker. there were gambling with their lives to save the horses. while capturing the fast-moving fire on their cell phone camera. >> how many horses are in there? >> they ran toward the hollywood casino. >> i felt my shoes were going to melt off of my feet. >> the fire quickly spread from one building to the next. they tried to pull as many horses from the stable. >> we were literally going from stall to stall. >> the billowing smoke inside and the fire quickly became too much. >> this group is on fire. you people need to move. the roof is on fire. och >> at least 25 horses were killed in the blaze that damaged three barnes. several of the horses raced at the track but the barns are not bound by the racetrack. is a a large race was held on sunday and the barns were fall. >> flames were shooting about 60 feet a
ABC
Sep 13, 2010 12:00pm EDT
of sunny brook terrace. police used a robot to get the devices and take them to a safe location. right now police are only referring to the case as a death investigation. no other details. we are monitoring the situation that will bring you more information as we get it. >>> we are just one day away from the primary elections in the district tomorrow. new this noon, it candidates responding to more of vote buying allegations. kathy park joins us live in northwest were early voters are still filing impaired >> early voters have a few more hours left. we learned that more than 20,000 votes have been cast as of saturday night. the race for the d.c. mayor's seat has been tight and controversial. it appears it will be this way until the very end. early voters already know -- >> i voted for mayor fenty. >> i voted for this great. >> on the eve of the election, while supporters made the final push, controversy swirled the taming the -- remaining candidates. address by the board of elections. >> we had a number of allegations of situations at the early voting sites that have been brough
ABC
Sep 14, 2010 5:00pm EDT
, investigators are telling us it appears is shaping have to be purely a tragic accident on a dark prince george's county road. >> news choppers 7 was over had as detectives worked the scene where prince george's county police cruiser driven by an off- duty officer heading to work this truck ron burgess -- struck ron burgess this morning. >> i knew he had gotten ya by a car. >> verges was walking to a postage facility. he had been a mail handler since 1995. >> it was fairly dark outside this morning and the pedestrian had on dark clothing and was not in the crosswalk. >> made -- and neighbors said he often drove to work and had not heard about this morning's at -- accident. >> mmm-mmm, this is really shocking. >> the investigation into this accident is continuing at this point. investigators were able to say that speed and alcohol were not factors in this crash. as for the officer, he remains on duty, but will be off for the next several days. >> in fairfax county, a construction flight has been recovered after a car hit id -- construction flag has been recovered after a car hit it. the d
ABC
Sep 24, 2010 5:00pm EDT
happy to use my celebrity to draw attention to this important, complicated issue. i hope that my star power can fund this hearing all the way up to c-span. >> he spent the day picking vegetables as part of a campaign. it offers you a citizens to replace them reform workers. just seven people showed up for work. >> this brief experience gave me some small understanding of why so many -- sold you americans are clamoring to start a lover career as a migrant worker. >> he stayed in character as a blowhard news anchor. >> we need to all stop eating fruits and vegetables. he got serious when asked why he got -- why he chose to highlight this issue. >> the least powerful people might workers and they do not have any rights. >> some republicans blasted the appearance. " i think that he might the process -- i -- >> i think that process.d the >> his appearance was said to be appropriate and that the comedian could bring attention to an important political issue. >> he broke into homes wearing dress pants and a tie. police announced the suspect and now believe that he is responsible for a string
ABC
Sep 22, 2010 11:00pm EDT
nothing. that is what drives us. captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- >>> only on 7, a call for help goes terribly wrong. >> a lady officer on the other side came over and shot the dog for no reason. >> all local families as a police officer did it. a terror alert. and a local woman's cancer fight. she says she was poisoned and she is blaming government officials appeared >> they should be responsible. >> why she said thousands of others are in danger. >>> live and in hd, this is abc 7 news at 11:00. on your side. >>> outrage from prince george's county family in this story you will only see on abc 7. family members say they called police this morning, but when officers are arrived, they were the ones that were treated like criminals into a shot and killed the family dog. this happened in landover. john gonzalez is live with more on the story. >> leon, police had a legitimate reason to go to the house with their guns drawn this morning, but during the arrest process, the family dog charged an officer and they had no choice but to shoot. tonight the do
ABC
Sep 2, 2010 6:00pm EDT
for any car that leak may have been using. -- lee may have been using. the discovery network is trying to get back to normal. >> we are so relieved that this ended peacefully export all of our employees. no one was hurt. the hundred or so children from our day care center where all protected -- protected and home safe. >> we have also learned more details from the chief of police about the final seconds of this standoff inside the discovery lobby. we have learned that a swat team members had worked its way to the point where they were just around the corner from the hostages and the lobby of the discovery building. i just before 5:00, they thought they heard a pop that might be something like a gun fire. the officers came around the corner added that point, they took several shots, killing james lee in the lobby of the building. >> our coverage on the discovery gunman continues. we have video of james lee. you spoke with someone who was with him yesterday morning. >> we are learning quite a bit more. i want to show you this at discovery headquarters. police are continuing to wra
ABC
Sep 29, 2010 12:00pm EDT
maryland governor, you can join us for battleground 2010. we will sit down with both candidates and take a closer look at other important races. that is tonight at 7:00 right here on abc 7. still to come on abc7 news at attack. she went on a spending spree with a good samaritans money. now the fight to give it all back. >>> devastation in mexico. why the search for the missing is on hold. >>> plus, a bracing for landfall. will the same system that meanwhile the weather for us? we're back with what to expect >> the woman who concocted a story of a man that through a(r" in hq) face. she later admitted to running drain cleaner on her case. she is now charged with theft for accepting thousands of dollars in donations from good samaritans. to go all money will be of -- >> call moneall money will be retu. >> shouhe could face five months in jail. >>> a hillside collapsed right onto the town in mexico. the mud washed out bridges and buried roads. rescuers believe hundreds were trapped. right now rescuers have suspended the search because there is more rain threatening yet another slide. >>> peopl
ABC
Sep 27, 2010 5:00pm EDT
with us through the night and the first half of tomorrow. we have a very heavy rain, 2.3 in. in the area. 1.79 in. in bethesda. potentially more heavy rain overnight. we will talk about that in more detail. >> this brain has been good for the drought situation, but it can create some complications when it mixes with huge construction projects. we are live from an intel with the details. what show you exactly we're talking about. this is part of the construction area off of the turnpike going towards the beltway. you can see where some of this construction is staged. there are puddles and mud and some of this run onto the roadway i. just a few drops of rain, and this is what happens. a sudden road hazard on an exit ramp. it makes driving dangerous. >> all of a sudden, when you were trying to get on 495, there is a lot of water when it rains. >> since construction started, the landscape has been changed or removed. this causes flooding and it has become common. >> a lot of places where construction is going on, there is quite a bit of accumulation. >> you cannot avoid it. you have to
ABC
Sep 22, 2010 5:00pm EDT
do not have a call us at this point. they do not suspect foul play. >>> what a terrible situation. the identities of the woman and her children have not been released. the children ranged in age between two months and eight- years old. >>> street racing might be the reason for a car crash. it happened on a powder mill road in beltsville. suzanne kennedy has the details. >> all three people involved were taken to the hospital after two teenagers decided to race. the accident shown here from newschopper 7 happened during the school day. authorities say two of those involved were 17-years old. by dismissal time this afternoon students were talking about their classmates accident which involved racing. >> being 17, you should have better things to do. >> the crash took place in the 3100 block of powder mill road. >> apparently he was trying to make the courage and he lost control of the vehicle -- was trying to make the curve. they car traveling southbound ended up striking him. >> a driver was trapped for 10 minutes and his passenger was ejected. students say it is important to know
ABC
Sep 10, 2010 6:00pm EDT
moved us in the right direction, and the policies that republicans are offering right now are the exact policy that got us into this mess. >> he argued the recovery has been slow but is moving in the right direction. >> [unintelligible] >> outside, even with people lined up for $5 cupcakes, the bills we have a long way to go for a recovery, noting laos in the public sector. >> even people being laid off in the last school year, and people worried about their homes. >> this is a second stimulus. >> there is no doubt that everything we have been trying to do is designed to stimulate growth and additional jobs in the economy. >> the president acknowledged today that many voters are frustrated and angry. he called on congress to quit bickering and move forward by passing his plan for cutting taxes and boosting the economy. rebecca cooper, abc7 news. >>> president obama is promoting a top member of his economic team. austan goolsbee will be the new chairman of the president's council of economic advisers. he is one of three economists already on the council. he will replace christina r
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Sep 9, 2010 5:00pm EDT
people gave us a first name and phone number. -- >> two people gave us a first name and phone number. rex is this john? -- >> is this john? >> yes. >> did you promise to the boughton people jobs if they voted for a dream -- promised two young people jobs for voting for adrian fenty? >> no, no, that is not true. >> this came on the heels of allegations that we have heard before about this. we think this should be investigated immediately by the board of elections. >> we asked if it was a rogue employee that just made promises. this used at that first -- this use that first called to complain that it was too widespread. -- this young person that first call to complain said it was too widespread. >> how did you get my number? >> from the kid that you picked up. >> you just could not have. >> when we pointedly asked him if he worked for mayor fenty, he hung up the phone. we passed his name, john, and cellphone number on and mayor fenty said he would investigate and we are waiting to hear back. >> the d.c. board of elections wants to encourage anyone who sees or hears about anything suspi
ABC
Sep 23, 2010 5:00pm EDT
of family was using candles for light. -- had been out in the home since monday and to the family was using camels for light. >> she would give her life to save her children. >> a town house fire, 9639 heigl circle. >> this is what firefighters heard in the three minutes that it took them to get to the scene. >> a mother and two of her children are unaccounted for. >> today, flowers are placed in tribute to alley anderson and her three-year-old and 5-year- old sons. friends say her surviving children, two boys, six and eight, and eight two-month baby girl will grow up with stories of how much they were loved by their mother. >> this afternoon, those two boys are expected to be released from the hospital. the two-month baby girl will say for observation. the man that found them is also out of the hospital tonight. we will update you on what investigators of the fire and looking at. >> things are back to normal on "t" street between 13th and 14th st. nw was closed for hours as crews repaired a 6 inch water main. >> we are falling more breaking news tonight. this coming out of the un
ABC
Sep 21, 2010 6:00pm EDT
. >> we could not believe that our dollar could be taken by -- our daughter could be taken from us by summerlin texting la driving. >> the secretary of transportation calls a distracted driving an epidemic. >> there is no call or e-mail so important that it cannot wait. >> two new laws went into effect recently to combat distracted driving commercial drivers are banned from using mobile devices while on the job and train operators as well. >> we need good laws. but most of all, we need research -- personal responsibility. >> the governor and acted as if it were drunk driving -- of the governor wanted to attack it as if it were drunk driving with the tough new laws. >> within three or four seconds your entire life can change. certainly, i will never be the same again. >> 30 states have passed laws restricting texting behind the wheel and 18 states have banned the use of hand-held cell phones while driving. >> virginia governor bob macdonald denied a request to consider clemency. the supreme court could still intervene. burress was convicted in a murder for hire plot that took the life
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Sep 8, 2010 12:00pm EDT
found him 16 miles from the coast. we have breaking news coming to us. pompous fund says it will bring terrorism charges against -- pakistan says it will bring terrorism charges against the three men involved in the failed times square bombing. the accused bomber pleaded guilty back in june to 10 charges. he will be sentenced this fall. the secretary of defense is now adding his voice to those opposing a plan to burn korans on the anniversary of 9/11. robert gates agrees with the commander in afghanistan that it would increase the danger to american troops abroad. >> the planned koran burning by a tiny florida church this weekend has sparked a global controversy. >> it does not, in any way, represent america, americans, american government, american religious or political leadership. >> the man at the center of the storm, pastor terry jones. even this morning from the top u.s. and nato commander in afghanistan -- >> it puts our soldiers in jeopardy. >> it does not have been backing down. i do not know if jesus would burn books, but he would this one. >> this would be the latest demonst
ABC
Sep 3, 2010 5:00pm EDT
carolina to check out the damage. suzanne kennedy is live in north carolina. she joins us with the very latest. >> we are finally getting some heat -- decent weather at the outer banks. overnight, we have dramatically and followed by 12 hours of rain. what is left behind is this incredible surf and tourist were trying to get a jumpstart on their vacation. correcting girl was a powerful category three hurricane when it passed off the coast of north carolina's outer banks. wind gusts up to 80 miles per hour felt overnight. this man rode out the storm in his home. his house sustained minimal damage and today, he is without power. >> i did not sleep at all. we have done it before. and we will do it again. >> the storm surge from hurricane earl was between 2-3 feet, resulting in over wash on the ocean road. heavy machinery was brought in to remove water and sand from the street. this family heeded the mandatory evacuation order. by daylight, they were back to their vacation rental, trying to salvage what was left of their trip. >> i was just chomping at the bit to get back. we are stayi
ABC
Sep 10, 2010 11:00pm EDT
vote. >> we appreciate you guys bringing the intermission to us. >> his chief opponent says it is not good enough. and california burning, the flames are under control, but why the death toll may still rise. captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- >> remembrancer tied with turmoil on the eve of 9/11. nine years ago tomorrow, for american jets were hijacked. one of them plunged into the pentagon. president obama will be at the crash site tomorrow to honor the victims who died, but this year, apprehends an overt islam has shared the spotlight. controversial florida pastor terry jones is flying to new york tonight. >> this is always an emotional time. many of us have heard about the florida pastor who wanted to burn the koran, but it now appears there is room for some dialogue. for most, it is all about remembering those who died nine years ago. under each granite bench at the 9/11 pentagon tomorrow, there is a small reflecting pool. >> sadness, something that should never have happened. >> water, a symbol of life and remembrance. each bench represents one o
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Sep 27, 2010 11:00pm EDT
additional flight options. many say cheaper is not always better. >> it used to be that those looking to save would have to make the drive to baltimore or dulles. >> i love southwest because it flies out of bwi. >> the first thing and look at is price. for most of the time, i can fly southwest really cheap. >> with southwest acquiring air tran, the low-cost carrier is expected to move into reagan national. many travelers are excited because southwest does not charge for checked bags or snacks. >> there are a lot of advantages for choosing them over any other airline. >> many business travelers say , first-t's first-come serve unseating leaves travelers who schedule late wheezing in middle seats. >> i hope they get reserved seating. >> what business travelers like is they will easily be able to get to major cities like new york, boston, and atlanta. southwest hope to have the merger complete in the last -- the next nine to 24 months. >> turning now to stunning news coming out of london -- the man who owns the country that -- the company that makes the popular segway is dead. he was fou
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Sep 27, 2010 12:00pm EDT
, trust me. it is the best thing you can do for your lawn. i use scotts winterguard. >> live and in hd, this is an -- abc7 news at noon on your side. >> good afternoon. from your on brown was. washington, d.c., which of to a rainy start to this work week. and is coming down hard in some areas. adam caskey is your within the get our first forecast. this is much needed brain. it is nice. >> the timing is not so bad for us. i know is not good for the commute and even later this evening or tomorrow morning, but we really need the rain. we are getting it right now. we are getting a perfect long soak everywhere. where it is raining in the metro area, it is coming down very hard. the red and yellow you see right here, down the belt way toward extreme north arlington, these showers are falling each other and they move like a train follow each other and dumping heavy rainfall. one point to 5 inches at t.j. elementary. -- 1.25 inches. more on this and the expected accumulation coming up. >> return to the news of the day. police in silver spring are searching for a hit-and-run driver who said a y
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Sep 24, 2010 12:00pm EDT
. early this morning. courtney robinson brings us the latest. >> it was a series of crimes that led them -- led the police to cousy's -- southeast washington and lead to a shoot out. >> it was crazy and i was asleep and i heard about 20 gunshot. >> prince george's county officers say at 2:30 this morning a man robbed someone on kenilworth avenue and 45 minutes later, they got a call about a carjacking. officers responded and got into a high-speed chase with two men in this car. the car had maryland tax. >> the suspect lost control of their vehicle during their pursuit. they bailed out of the suspect vehicle and they exchanged gunfire with uniformed prince george's county police officers. >> police offices also responded to shots off minnesota avenue and arrested one man and a couple of hours later arrested another. they found a handgun and they believe one of the suspects pounded them when they started shooting, they stopped a couple of men and they started all over again ban on no one was injured but officers closed down minnesota avenue to investigate. >> residents did not expect to wa
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Sep 23, 2010 12:00pm EDT
and in hd, this abc 7 "news at noon." on your side. >>> thank you for joining us. i am alison starling. deciding the future of d.c. schools, today, the next mayor of the district and a controversial school chancellor are going head to head and they are trying to figure out if they can work together. we go live to nw, dc >> schools chancellor michelle rhee just showed up here at the wilson building. this is the first time that the two will meet face-to-face to discuss the future. the future of d.c. public schools could be decided today. for the first time since winning the primary, a democrat vincent gray will sit down with michelle rhee. >> i have been very clear on my education stance of what is important to me. some of those things are good at what she attempted to do. some of those are broader. i want to see how she envisions d.c. and sell larger education apparatus. >> the head of schools is going in with backing from the obama administration. u.s. education secretary arne duncan is a fan and michelle rey and would like to see her stay. the presumptive next mayor and chancellor hav
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Sep 22, 2010 12:00pm EDT
also fighting for their life. 10uhbrianne carter joins us lie with the latest. >> as you can see behind me, firefighters are still on the scene trying to make sure all the fires are still out. they are also trying to determine what exactly started this. neighbors say this was a massive fire, coming through all of the windows. certainly an emotional day for p @s neighborho >> i just saw a fire, heard a big boom. >> authorities say one adult and two children are dead after the fire ripped through the town house. >> we tried to resuscitate them to no avail. >> firefighters say seven people were home when the fire began. authorities say the other adult@ and three other children were to hospital. me# >> meanwhile, newschopper 7 is over the scene of a two-car crash that happened in the 3100 block of patter mill road. two teenage boys were hurt in the crash. there were both in the same car. the driver of the other car was not hurt. breaking news as soon as it becomes available today. >>> also today a showdown on a.d.c. sidewalk. a woman evicted from her home spends the night on the stre
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Sep 16, 2010 11:00pm EDT
. >> we know tonight that the gunman used a different name when he signed hint here at the hospital early this morning. hours later, he was a wanted man. he quickly moved in and the entire eighth floor of the nelson building was evacuated. a big portion of the world famous medical center was on locked down until the standoff ended. it ended on the gunman's terms. >> the doctor collapsed outside the doorway. >> a terrifying situation -- and >> it has now turned into a mysterious murder-suicides situation. we know the mother was suffering from back pain. police say during a conversation with the doctor, he was overcome with emotion. >> my boss told me what happened. there was a man running around with the gun. >> he became so distraught that he pulled out a semi-automatic handgun and shot the doctor. he barricaded himself in the room where his ill mother was confined to a bed. >> we had all these stairwells covered. >> after three hours, they made themselves into the room and found parties on the grounds. >> he wonders why there -- >> there might be a great idea to consider something
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Sep 21, 2010 5:00pm EDT
this morning. we talked with heflin by phone. he used to be a medic in loudoun county and immediately took off his shirt to stop the bleeding. within minutes, police and ambulance were on the scene. the victim was rushed to the hospital. police were able to get one of the attackers, a 15-year-old boy lives in the apartments behind a shopping center. if it had not been for the quick thinking of the others, it could add that a much more tragic ending. >> the good news is that the victim is expected to recover. he is in stable condition at a local hospital. the second attacker is still on the loose, police say. he is also a teenager. >> a vigil is planned for later this week for a local politician who died after an suv hit her while she was riding her bike in largo. 30-year-old natasha pettitte grobe was the green party candidate for the maryland senate race. the driver hit her, but did not stop. the driver said she thought she had an animal. once she was, she said she discovered the woman's bike still lodged under her suv and that is when she called police. >> last year, nearly 5500 peo
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Sep 14, 2010 6:00pm EDT
machines they use. things have been going quite smoothly. they have not really been pressured. we have not seen a lot of voter turnout. >> the buzz around prince george's county today is that so far there seems to be very little buzz. turn out is low, even for an off year election. at one middle school it was considered about half of what was considered normal. those who did vote said they would not even dream of staying home. >> our voices counted. that is why i'm here. >> this year is an important election for prince georgians. they are voting for a new sheriff and at the top of the ticket, a new candid -- a new county executive. baker is a former delegate, making his third run for executive. >> i feel good about where things are going. i think it is going to be good. >> mike jackson has twice successfully run for sheriff and is looking to transition into the top job in upper -- the top job in upper marlboro. neither candidate knows what the low turnout means for their chances. back in kettering, longtime polley place campaigner -- polling place campaigner, jennifer bell, says -- >>
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Sep 9, 2010 6:00pm EDT
unsubstantiated allegation. no one has given us any names. we do training of all of our people -- all our people to let them know you cannot do anything in exchange for votes. >> [unintelligible] >> fenty campaign spokesman john madigan intends to fended away saying that it is nothing more than a disconnect. >> i think it is a misunderstanding of the person answering the phone and the person making the telephone call. >> either way, voters are shaking. >> if he is going to do stuff like this, why should he be in office? >> if that is true, that would definitely be very disappointing. it would probably tip my vote in the other direction. >> the great campaign says there are not just a handful of these cases. it contends that this is a widespread practice being utilized by the fenty campaign. >> now to a developing story from tehran. tonight, iran announced it is releasing 31-year-old american serrah short, after more than a year of confinement she and two other americans were captured last july after hiking around the iraq/iran border. iran has accused them of being spies, which they h
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Sep 2, 2010 11:00pm EDT
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Sep 1, 2010 12:00pm EDT
this afternoon in northwest d.c. brianne carter joins us from the site of the debate with a new chapter in the campaign that develop this morning with the release of a poll. >> we are in the home stretch of the primary -- of this with the primary two weeks away. they are going head-to-head. a number of supporters from both campaigns behind me. there's a new poll talking about who may be impacting voters. with the primary less than two weeks away -- [inaudible] >> the candidates are pulling out all the stops. one resident is basing her votes on one issue. sex education is key. i have three children. -- education is the key. >> 41% of registered voters look at the work of michelle rhee as a reason to reelect adrian fenty. 40% feel that she is one reason he should be gone. >> not a single issue why you should vote for one candidate or the other. >> people either love michelle rhee or hate her. >> a number of voters are looking at the bigger picture, not just one issue. could anything influence your decision? >> no. >> there are still some undecided voters. we expect we will get additional
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Sep 11, 2010 11:30pm EDT
in the middle 70's. >> we could use the rain. it that every drop. >> -- every drop. >>> up next, chocolate lovers rejoic don't hold back, really express yourselves. don't be afraid to go outside the lines guys. ♪ there's something you never hear vince gray talk about: his record running dc's department of human services. why? under gray, dhs lost out on millions of federal dollars for missing paperwork; lost money for the homeless; even lost track of foster children. a court ordered gray's department to improve child services. gray's not a bad guy but he was a bad manager. do we want to go back to that? it's a belief in everything we do. it's a 5 year, 50,000 mile promise. with complimentary scheduled maintenance no-cost replacement of wear and tear items and 24/7 roadside assistance. because when you create the most beautiful, fast cars on earth, you create an ownership experience to match. [ male announcer ] new inventory. ♪ new equipment. new trucks. new hires. ♪ new space. ♪ new markets. achievement seizes new opportunity. go to pnc.com/businessloans to see how we ca
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Sep 28, 2010 5:00pm EDT
mourners. >> [unintelligible] >> very scary. >> debra mccray came out of the place to talk with us. we saw police stopped a young man in the street. these days, according to police, they had six officers to seven officers at the funeral. but it seems that these days it is becoming increasingly dangerous to just attend some of these funerals in the city. >>> we now know what sent former president jimmy carter to the hospital. he was on a flight from atlanta to cleveland. rescue crews got him off of an airplane and rushed into an area hospital. he is traveling to promote his new book and he is expected to resume his book tour this week. >>> we are still under a storm watch tonight. the raid took a break today. it will be coming back with a vengeance. >> we are getting a break now from this morning's rain. a whole lot more is just down the road. we have beautiful sky right now with patches of blue and no rain locally. we have had our fair share, ending this morning. what is all this talk about more heavy rain? we will show you what is happening. a new tropical depression just south of cuba lo
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Sep 1, 2010 5:00pm EDT
, because you ted -- did tell us there was a pop sound. do you believe that might have been the actual gun shot from police or the subsequent explosion? >> i think it was a gun shot. that is what it sounded like timmie. i was not entirely tuned in, but it caught my attention. others heard it as well. some folks -- it took place outside. almost immediately afterward there was an increase of attention paid by some security folks downtown business district employees who have radios. one of them heard from a colleague that there was a body on the ground. he described it as a person on the ground. >> what appears to me is whether or not any of the hostages came out with this suspect. >> we don't know anything about that. three hostages, but the police chief said there were no injuries. we don't know whether they stayed in or out, but they were not hit by police fire or anything else the hostages are just fine. i am looking past the camera there is an ambulance coming by may. are they directing it down the road? there is a montgomery county ambulance -- now they are holding it. it app
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Sep 8, 2010 11:00pm EDT
us slammed into a well known ethiopian restaurant in adams morgan. fire officials say two female pedestrians were struck and transported with serious injuries. both are in their 20's. one of them is in very critical condition. the female driver at the scene was irate, detained with handcuffs, put in the police car. she was arrested and refused treatment at the scene. the car drove right through the front of the business, shattering the store front bay window. the police are trying to figure out exactly what went wrong here. >> i cannot figure out how she did it. taking out the entire restaurant and two people. this is a busy intersection, but coming down where she was, there is no sense to it. >> still a big police scene, trying to figure out what happened, interviewing witnesses, trying to figure out if the woman was speeding or not. this entire area between 18th and florida is completely closed to vehicular traffic. >>> we are also following breaking news from springfield. nine people have been transported to hospital after a multicar crash that happened at the intersection of
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Sep 7, 2010 12:00pm EDT
likely. images of such an activity could be used by extremists. >> protesters have already filled the streets in afghanistan, some even throwing rocks at u.s. military convoy. national christian organizations have denounced the plan as well. jones is planning to hold the event as scheduled. >>> four columns from the world trade center are being permanently installed today at the entrance of the september 11 museum. the museum is being built next to a memorial. >>> it is a big week for president obama. unveiling plans to revitalize the economy. a new poll shows that he has plenty of ground to make up with voters. that could mean trouble for the president's party. john hendren reports from abc. >> president obama is in campaign mode. >> i think yes we can is more inspiring than no, we can't. >> more americans are saying no to the president. 52% disapprove of the way mr. obama is handling his job overall. more voters say the president has made the economy worse. >> i don't know what's going to happen with the economy. >> voters favor an unnamed republican over an unnamed republican. >> t
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Sep 20, 2010 12:00pm EDT
commonwealth in nearly a century. gordon macdonald used to block the execution. her only option is a reprieve from the supreme court. brianne carter has more. >> 40 resalers, is running out. -- for to jeneesa lewis -- teresa lewis, time is running out. she was convicted of plotting with her boyfriend to kill husbands and his son for life insurance money. the two men who fire house this shots got life in prison. her attorney says that she was coerced by her boyfriend at the time. >> she is on the cusp of mental retardation. he found her to be an easy mark, just what he was looking for. >> prosecutors disagree, saying that if she took an active role in the crime. she will be the first woman executed since 1912. virginia residents weighed in on the issue. >> i don't think gender should play a role. women are fighting for equality all the time. >> we [unintelligible] >> that was brianne carter. the execution is set for 9:00 p.m. thursday in virginia. >>> did you to serial stabber is facing new charges. a prosecutor announced a murder charge today and assault against elias abuelazam. five
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Sep 16, 2010 12:00pm EDT
the morning and that will set us up for a very pleasant friday with sunshine and temperatures in the low 80's and warmer weather into next week. >> that nasty pollen very good to have you here. thank you. >>> a virginia farmers unusual protest is turning heads. john boyd once the senate to approve $1 billion discrimination settlement for black farmers. he plans to write his capitol -- his tractor to capitol hill. he is president of the national black farmers association and he was met along his route by a democratic senator and a republican senator. >>> a plan to save metro hundreds of millions of dollars could be one-stop away. moving the dulles metro station near the parking garage at the airport could save $640 million. the plan is to build a two-mile underground tunnel at the airport with an underground station. the decision of where to put that stuff will not be finalized until sometime next year. >> still to come, the recession is not over for millions of americans. we'll have more on a huge fight in poverty rates. a dream ride -- a high dollar contest in the district to pass b
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Sep 30, 2010 12:00pm EDT
fund. >> in just -- not to fund. >> in just 30 minutes. keep us posted. >>> a number of rows are closed. that is making travel tricky. let's check in for the latest on the traffic situation. >> we have beltway incidents. this is the interloop of the beltway. you can see just above the chain-link fence, that as a truck that is flipped over. there might be a part underneath. the left side of the beltway is tied up. this is where we had a jackknifed tractor-trailer. there are minimal delays at the moment. we have another beltway crash near the interchange at 450. at that point, we have two right lanes blocked. the delays begin on the beltway near the interchange, route 201. and that delay continues to get worse. we have massachusetts avenue closed each way. also, rhode island avenue near the metro station is closed because that underpass is flooded out. connecticut avenue is closed each way. there is a police investigation at the cleveland park metro. that will cause delays on the red line. >> one thing after another. >>> today, we are following the aftermath of the dramatic tour bu
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